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Pocket the Moon shows - staged reading of my play, The Spins 

First of all, thank you SO MUCH for all of the support with the release of our debut self-titled album with Pocket the Moon! The album is available on CD Baby and iTunes as well as here on my website and on the Pocket the Moon website. We have already gotten some positive reviews of the album from local music blogs The Silver Tongue and Latest Disgrace, and they have been playing tracks from the album on the Georgia Music Show on Album 88 (88.5 FM WRAS) Wednesday nights from 8:00 to 10:00 PM. So tune in, and give them a call to request our tunes!

We've got one more Atlanta show before we hit the road in August for our mini-tour!

Upcoming Pocket the Moon Shows:
  • July 31 - Sunday - The Music Room - Atlanta, GA - FREE! - with nerdkween - send off show before we hit the road
  • August 3 - Wednesday - Tin Roof - Charleston, SC
  • August 5 - Friday - The Boiler Room - Asheville, NC
  • August 8 - Monday - The Elbo Room - Chicago, IL
  • August 13 - Saturday - The Edge - Big Stone Gap, VA with Savannah Shoulders
  • August 23 - Tuesday - Smith's Olde Bar (upstairs) - Atlanta, GA
We are still trying to pick up some extra shows in between August 8th (Chicago) and August 13th (Virginia) so if any of you musicians or Midwesterners have booking suggestions or would like to play with us, let us know!

In other news, my one-act play, The Spins, was a finalist in the Essential Theatre Playwriting Contest and will have a staged reading on Wednesday, July 27th at 7:30 PM at Actor's Express as part of The Essential Theatre Bare Essentials Reading Series. This event will be FREE (with a $5 suggested donation), it is going to be directed by Curtis Krick, and it will feature many incredibly talented actors and musicians from the Atlanta area including Rachel Kemp (Painted, Leapfrog). I'd love to see everyone out and hear your thoughts about this play! I'm hoping this reading will lead to a production sometime in the near future.

Pocket the Moon, Driving Downtown to the Show, upcoming projects, and five things I'm diggin' 

Hey everyone! It's been a while since I've updated. I've got quite a few things going on right now, so I thought I'd let you know about them!

First of all, I just finished a new book of poems called Driving Downtown to the Show for a poetry writing workshop I was taking for grad school. As you may recall, this is the project where I had to use the name of a band playing at The Earl, the Star Bar, or the Drunken Unicorn in each poem. I'm really happy with the way it turned out, and I'm planning on going the self-publishing route with this one and releasing it sometime in August or September. So stay on the look out for that!

Also, my band, Pocket the Moon, has been super busy. We are hard at work getting ready to release our debut self-titled 10-track album. We also have a couple of really cool shows/events coming up that I hope you will join us for:
  • Pocket the Moon Benefit Show at Kavarna - All proceeds go towards the American Red Cross and Tornado/Disaster relief - Saturday, May 28th -Come join us for this great night of music! Pocket the Moon, Divine Isis, and additional artists will be playing! It's only 5 bucks to get in, the money goes to a great cause, and we will be having a raffle with some really great prizes!
  • Pocket the Moon CD RELEASE SHOW at Drunken Unicorn! - 5 bucks - 21+ Come out and support us as we release our debut album!!
We are also continuing to book shows for our August 2011 tour! A complete list of tour dates will be announced soon!

And stay tuned to the website for more of my YouTube cover series and the Poem of the Week, both of which are returning next week!

I'll leave you now with:

Five Things I'm Diggin'

The new album from Today the Moon, Tomorrow the Sun - W I L D F I R E - Definitely check it out!!

The video for Verge of Bliss's "Dreaming on the Eve" - this is one of my favorite songs that they do

Decoupage! I took an old acoustic that I had just laying around and made it a Pocket the Moon guitar! I'm planning on giving it away in the raffle at the 5/28 American Red Cross Benefit Show!

The fact that Avenue Q is playing at Horizon Theatre starting tomorrow, May 20th! Check it out everyone!

Carolina Wallin Perez - Anyone who has known me for longer than a year probably knows about my obsession with Swedish band, Kent. I just discovered this artist who has AN ENTIRE CD OF KENT COVERS which are AMAZING. And that makes me excited :)

Updates - Tour fund is almost at goal - upcoming shows 

Christmas by  kiiw from Deviant Art

Well, we're officially in the thick of the Holiday season, which is always a fun and exciting time.

There are a lot of exciting things going on with me musically right now!

First of all, thanks to everyone who came out to the Smith's Olde Bar show, which was the first show Geoff and I played with the new two-person band set-up. It went over really well, and I was told by many people that they absolutely loved the new sound, that the songs sounded a lot more stripped down with the perfect amount of instrumental accompaniment. I’m really excited about the new sound, and Geoff and I are hard at work writing/arranging new songs (both songs I’ve written, songs he’s written, songs we’re working on together, etc.), recording our songs, and preparing for upcoming shows! Also, we got the opportunity to play with 1880s Dance Party and the Sarah Mac Band, who were both absolutely incredible. Check them out!

1880s Dance Party on Myspace

Sarah Mac Band's website

Geoff and I have decided on a new band name, Pocket the Moon. Be on the look out for new photos, songs, a new website, etc. We’re currently working on an album, which we’re planning on releasing in the spring of 2011.

We have a couple of upcoming shows as well!

December 18th - Uptown Loft - 9700 Medlock Bridge Rd. Ste 120 Johns Creek, GA - We will be playing with Ravens and Wolves and Part of the Problem - FREE show!

December 23rd -
4th Ward Heroes and Mixtape Atlanta present an Industry Holiday Soiree at the Star Bar - 437 Moreland Avenue Northeast Atlanta, GA 30307 - FREE show!

Also, I am so close to my goal for my tour fund on Kickstarter, and there are just 18 days left to donate! Please stop by and donate what you can (even a dollar!) or re-post the link to help me reach my goal!

I hope everyone is staying warm and having a wonderful Holiday season so far!

Only 22 more days to donate to help me go on tour! 

First of all, I'd like to say thank you so much to those of you who have already donated! I am so close to reaching my goal and actually making this dream a reality!

Geoff is now planning on going on tour with me, so we'll be going as the new two-piece unnamed band...(we're trying to come up with a name!) This is a good thing, though, because we'll be able to book more indie music venues as opposed to the more typical acoustic places. (If you'd like to see us in the new set up, we'll be playing Uptown Loft on December 18th and a short set at Star Bar on December 23rd). We're also working on recording an album, which we're hoping to have out sometime in the spring of 2011.

Anyway, I'm already up to $738 on Kickstarter of my $1100 goal for the tour fund. The way it works on kickstarter is they give you a certain amount of time to reach your goal, and if you don't meet your goal by the deadline, no one is charged anything and the artist doesn't get any of the donations. My deadline is December 31st, 2010. So there are still 22 days left to donate!

So please take a second and stop by my kickstarter page. - Even if you can only donate a dollar, it's still helpful! Also, if you prefer to donate using paypal, you can do that, too as I've set up a donation account on kickstarter for cash donations. To donate this way, please visit my website - scroll to the bottom and click "make a donation." If you have already donated, you can help out by re-posting the link on your facebook, twitter, etc. and getting the word out there!

So support the independent artists this Christmas, and help me get my music out there!

Please re-post to help me get the word out!

Thank you so much for all of your support!

My kickstarter page -

I'm in a new band...sort of - news with the 2011 tour - thank you for making 2010 amazing! 

Photo by Belenen

I can’t believe 2010 is almost over! I mean, seriously?

The Cult Following is no longer around (at least not in the form that it was). Adrian Rhetts and Brian Teague are no longer playing with us full-time. There's no hard feelings and I have nothing but respect for both of them as people and as musicians. And please check out Eat the Sun, Brian's electronic project, which I’ve always been a huge fan of, and Electric Duane, who Adrian is now playing guitar with. (Electric Duane also features Matt Bradshaw and Monica Nicole - two of my friends and incredible musicians as well.) So you never know when they’ll make a musical appearance, but for the moment, bass player, Geoff Goodwin, and I are re-booting the project.

We’ve decided to form a two-person band using both my songs and songs that Geoff has written. We’re currently working on recording and expect to release a CD in early 2011. I’m really excited about where it’s going! This band will feature Geoff on drums, guitar, bass, bells, trumpet, piano, and I’ll be playing guitar, piano, maybe even a little bass myself! You can definitely look for some of the Cult Following favorites like “Tangled,” “Hipster Haircut,” and “August” on the upcoming release, and I’m sure Geoff and I will continue to play some of the tunes from Unsent Letters at the shows.

To see a preview of the new arrangements and where the music is going, you can come out to Smith’s Olde Bar - The Atlanta Room on Saturday, December 4th. We’ll be playing at 10:00 pm. This show will also feature other special guests such as Kyle Weisse (from Long Absent Friends) on violin. You definitely don’t want to miss it! It’s going to be completely different than any of the shows I’ve played so far this year, and with all of the focus on recordings, it’s likely to be my last show for a while. Also, we'll be playing with Sarah Mac Band and 1880's Dance Party!

Also, things are speeding along in full force on my Kickstarter page where I am raising money to go on tour in June 2011. So far, I have reached 60% of my goal! There are still 32 days left to donate so please check it out and donate what you can to help! (Every dollar counts!) If I don’t reach my goal by December 31st, I won’t receive any of the funds that I’ve raised on there so far, so please help me to reach my goal so I can make this dream a reality and share my music with the country! I had originally planned to make this an acoustic tour, but now it looks like it may be including “the whole band” (AKA Geoff). This is very exciting because now I can try to book the more indie music oriented venues as opposed to just acoustic coffee shop type places. Also, throw the little bro, Kevin Crawford, into the mix, and who knows what kind of shenanigans will ensue. Video blogs from the road, perhaps? A documentary about trying to make it as an indie band? Who knows? So many possibilities!

Sara Crawford Acoustic Tour June 2011 on Kickstarter - click here to donate!

Lastly, I just wanted to say thank you so much to everyone for making my 2010 so amazing. Thank you to The Cult Following for being the most fun band I’ve ever played with. Thank you to all of the booking people at the various venues for giving me the opportunity to play. I’ve played so many incredible places this year! MINT Gallery, Drunken Unicorn, Smith’s, Lenny’s, Red Light Cafe, Five Spot, Grant Park Summer Shade Festival, the Beatlanta house, Cool Beans...oh, and let’s not forget that tequila bar in Mexico...and playing two songs totally counts as a “show.” :-p Thanks to everyone who has come out to the shows and shown support. Thanks to everyone who has supported me by buying a copy of my CD or my poetry book. Thanks to everyone who has donated to my tour fund on Kickstarter. Thanks to all of the amazing musicians who I have had the opportunity to play with this year - Wade in the Rhythm, Callers, Lady Lazarus, Before the Solstice, CMAC... just to name a few. (And if you haven’t heard those bands, check them out! They’re well worth it.) Thank you to everyone who voted me Best Songwriter in Creative Loafing's Best of Atlanta issue! Thank you all so much for everything you do. You don’t know how much it really means to me.

Check back later this week for an events posting and restarting of the Poem of the Week!

Thanks for reading!